Brad Mitchell (B.A., Wheaton College; MDIv., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) draws on a wealth of talent and experience in communicating to a wide variety of audiences. His greatest passion is teaching in such a way that men’s lives are impacted and transformed.
Brad has developed and taught breakouts for the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries as well as for Willow Creek and Saddleback Church conferences and has been a trainer in evangelism for the International Bible Society. Brad’s love for teaching God’s word has earned him invitations to teach all over the world. He has spoken for numerous men’s retreats across the country and is often a repeat guest.
Brad has pastored at Trinity Church in Lansing, MI, where 3,500 people gather weekly. Prior to that he was on staff at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago as the director of three ministries: Men's, Sports, and Prayer. Currently he is at home at The River Church in Cincinnati, OH.
"Brad was AMAZING!!! He was the highlight of the day…what he said was exactly what everyone needed and embraced with great enthusiasm. Our three district superintendents were exceptionally delighted with his speech. It made a powerful impact on all three Michigan Nazarene districts." - Dawn, Michigan District Church of the Nazarene
"Brad Mitchell has a powerful mix of communication skills, leadership ability, evangelistic passion, and Christian character...Brad's dynamic teaching motivates and equips people wherever he goes. Brad is a high quality person - and a strong speaker - who inspires." - Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
"Brad has the highest integrity, is passionate about the Bible and getting people reading it, he is a powerful and persuasive communicator...he has my highest confidence." - Lee Strobel, best-selling author, speaker
"Brad Mitchell is one of the most encouraging people I know - both on a personal level and in a larger group setting. Combine Brad's encouragement gift with his experience in leadership as a founding senior prastor who planted and grew a church into the hundreds, along with his evangelistic zeal as a long-standing trainer of Becoming a Contagious Christian Course, and you have a high-impact teacher who you won't want to miss." - Mark Mittelberg, Author, Evangelism Stragegist and International Speaker
"Brad Mitchell and his wife Heidi recently spoke at our 2009 pastors and spouses’ conference and Brad spoke at one of our main sessions. Brad and Heidi are an amazing couple. Both of them spoke with such transparency, humility and sensitivity. Our pastors are still talking about their ministry time with us. Brad has earned the respect as someone that I would never hesitate at asking again to speak to our pastors and their spouses or at one of our main plenary sessions. I highly recommend Brad and Heidi’s ministry to you." - David Schrader, National Pastor for the Congregational Christian Churches in Canada